UN Agenda 2030

AgriBusiness Forum promotes the UN 2030 Agenda, being its activities related with the following SDGs


End hunger, achieve food security, improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture


Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all


Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls


Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all


Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all


Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all


Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation


Reduce inequality within and among countries


Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable


Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns


Take action to combat climate change and its impacts


Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss


Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development

23ABS23-PIERIA Why Attend

Why Attend

Below some reasons on why joining AgriBusiness Forum:

  • “Sharpen-the-saw” and gain new contacts
  • Boost corporate outreach and networking opportunities
  • Establish connections with leading business- & policy-makers
  • Listen to insights from prominent speakers and influencers
  • Participate in spirited debates and constructive dialogue
  • Gain cross-sectoral knowledge on the agrifood value chain
  • Be part of the leading event on agrotechnology
  • Identify new ideas from innovative scaleups

23ABS23-PIERIA Why Does Our Work Matter

Why Does Our Work Matter

AgriBusiness Forum bridges sciences, businesses and farmers for tackling agrifood & environmental challenges. Its work matters because it is Credible, Trusted, Relevant, Transparent and Evident in the Farm2Fork and One-health strategies.

ΑgriBusiness Forum:

  • Provides content driven and multidisciplinary agenda
  • Disseminates innovation and digital transformation of the agrifood value chain
  • Hosts first class speakers from education, research, businesses and policy makers
  • Integrates partnerships and cross-sectoral cooperation
  • Connects people through meaningful networking activities
  • Has hi-level audience of businesses, farmers, academia and the public sector
  • Boasts dialogue and debates between panelists and the audience
  • Supports innovative scale-ups at reaching higher growth potentials
  • Adopts high-scaling partnerships and conference proceedings

23ABS23-PIERIA Sponsorship Opportunities

Sponsorship Opportunities

AgriBusiness Forum offers a flexible sponsorship program comprising numerous opportunities for opening new horizons and enhancing your outreach during its unique conferences & events.

Why sponsor?

  • Speaker / panelist opportunities
  • Interviews to media
  • Private meetings with other speakers / participants
  • Exhibition space
  • Social media campaigns
  • Complimentary invitations or corporate table(s)
  • Extensive branding and corporate outreach
  • New contacts through meaningful networking
  • Preferential insight on agrifood value chain 
  • First class speakers on challenges & opportunities for Greece and beyond
  • “Sharpen the saw”, meet experts and influencers face-to-face
  • Participation in vigorous dialogues and debates

23ABS23-PIERIA The Organizer

The Organizer

“Geo Routes Institute” is a nonprofit & nongovernmental organization that plans, develops and offers trips and events of cultural, environmental and educational character in Greece and beyond. Geo Routes© highlights the cultural heritage of Greece and facilitates inter-cultural dialogue among people. 

Geo Routes© cultural heritage journeys & events are held under the auspices of the HNC for UNESCO and since 2013 are considered “best practice” in the framework of UNESCO’s program “Culture-Tourism-Development”, focusing on: Agriculture-Gastronomy | Flora-Fauna-Environment | History-Archaeology | Cultural Heritage | Places of Religious Interest | Trekking Trails | Geology-Energy resources.

“Geo Routes Institute” is owner and official organizer of the leading international conferences, the Balkans & Black Sea Forum and the AgriBusiness Forum.

23ABS23-PIERIA Advisory Board

Advisory Board (A-Z)

Mr. Kostas Alexandropoulos

BoD Member at HCPA, President AGROFARM SA

Mr. Vassos Efthymiadis

A' Vice-President HCPA, Managing Director at K&N Efthymiadis S.A

Mr. Spyros Georgiou

Treasurer at HCPA, Commercial Manager Crop Protection & Seeds, BASF Hellas

Mr. Manolis Panagiotopoulos

BoD Member at HCPA, Country Commercial Lead, Crop Science Division Bayer Hellas

Mr. Kostas Papasotiriou

B' Vice-President HCPA, Managing Director UPL Hellas

Mr. George Pontikas

President HCPA, President & CEO Syngenta Hellas

Mr. Nikolaos Totsios

BoD Member at HCPA, Vice President Elanco Hellas

23ABS23-PIERIA Travel Information

Travel Information

  1. Arriving by airplane to Greece and then getting to Leptokarya

A1. Arriving to Athens 

Athens is accessible by airplane from more than 130 countries and serves as the gateway to the amazing Greek islands and other mainland destinations. The award-winning Athens International Airport – AIA (Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport) is located about 30 km (18 miles) east of the city center. You may find out more regarding flights to Athens below:

To get to the venue you may consider following alternatives (AgriBusiness Forum has no responsibility on any means of transport):


A2. Arriving to Thessaloniki

Thessaloniki international Airport “Makedonia” is the third-largest airport in Greece, and is located 13 km southeast of the city. It is a gateway to Chalkidiki, and numerous cities in the region of Central Macedonia. 

To get to the venue you may consider following alternatives (AgriBusiness Forum has no responsibility on any means of transport):

From Athens: Buses leave from Athen’s bus station to Katerini (the capital city of Pieria regional unit in Central Macedonia) 3 times a day. Duration: 5 ½ hrs. Tickets & Schedules here

From Thessaloniki: Buses leave from Thessaloniki’s bus station to Katerini, nearly every half an hour. Duration: 55 mins. Tickets & Schedules here

On arrival to Katerini, it is recommended to hire a taxi to the venue (distance 35km, 30mins, est. cost 50€ one-way)

There are many rent a car companies offering low budget vehicles for getting to the venue. 

  • The distance from Athens International airport to the venue is 430 klms (4h30mins)
  • The distance from Thessaloniki International airport to the venue is 130 klms (1h30mins)

Β. Visa Information & Requirements

Visa regulations depend on your nationality and country of origin. Please contact your local Hellenic Embassy / Consulate for full and official instructions on the specific visa regulations and application procedures that apply to you. It is the responsibility of the participant to obtain a visa, if so required. 

If uncertain on what concerns your Visa Requirements, kindly visit this online link for more  information.

C. Letter of Invitation

Individuals need an official Letter of Invitation which can be requested upon registration to the forum. Such a Letter of Invitation shall be provided within a week of its request and following the payment of your registration. The Letter of Invitation does not financially commit the forum’s organizers in any way. All expenses incurred in relation to the Conference are at the delegate’s sole responsibility.